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Ghazal games : poems

Author: Roger Sedarat
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As an Iranian American poet, Roger Sedarat fuses Western and Eastern traditions to reinvent the classicalPersian form of the ghazal. For its humor as well as its spirituality, the poems in this collection can perhapsbest be described as "Wallace Stevens meets Rumi." Perhaps most striking is the poet's use of the ancient ghazal form in the tradition of the classical masters like Hafez and Rumi to politically  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sedarat, Roger, 1971-
Ghazal games.
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011016090
(OCoLC)694395344
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Sedarat
ISBN: 9780821443750 0821443755
OCLC Number: 733290968
Description: 1 online resource (x, 71 pages)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Ghazal Game #1 --
Sonnet Ghazal --
Ghazal Game #2 Pin the Tail on the Middle Eastern Donkey --
Inverted Ghazal --
Persian Poet's Recipe for Qormeh Sabzi --
Ghazal Game #3 True or False --
Beard --
Sword --
For My Beloved --
Salads Are for Girls --
Ghazal Game #4 Matching --
American --
Ghazal Game #5 Product Placement --
Martyrs of Iran --
Chemotherapy --
Vertical Ghazal --
My Father's Face --
Ghazal Game #6 Hangman --
Basho and Hafez: Japanese-Persian Fusion --
Goddamn Scale --
Train --
Texas --
Ghazal Game #7 Tic Tac Toe --
Postmodern Ekphrasis Ghazal --
Protest Ghazal #1 --
Protest Ghazal #2 --
Protest Ghazal #3 --
Ghazal for Neda --
Perfect Translation --
Cold Feet --
Ghazal Game #8 Exercise in Tone --
Facebook --
Ghazal Game #9 Illustrate the Comic Strip --
Gazelle in a Ghazal --
Ya Baba --
Dubai --
Dramatic Crime Scene Ghazal --
Ghazal Game #10 Truth or Dare --
Moley --
Farsi --
Chador Bat, a Qasideh Ballad --
Ghazal Game #11 Spin the Bottle --
Gus --
We --
Ghazal Game #12 Know Your Shakespeare --
Stone --
Mixed Metaphor --
Found Ghazal --
Disease of Self --
Vampire God --
Trapped in Form --
Jar in Shiraz.
Responsibility: Roger Sedarat.

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As an Iranian American poet, the author fuses Western and Eastern traditions to reinvent the classical Persian form of the ghazal. He uses the ancient ghazal form in the tradition of the classical  Read more...

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